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Physician and Surgeon License Verification in California

September 14, 2020

Physician License Verification in California – The New Letters of Good Standing

If your hospital or medical clinic is considering hiring a surgeon or another type of specialized physician, you will want to know as much as possible about the candidate. By requesting a physician or surgeon license verification, you can obtain a written verification for the licensee that will be sent to the medical board for review. Formerly known as Letters of Good Standing, license verification lets you know that the physician in question is currently licensed. A more in-depth license verification provides information on any suspensions, restrictions, or revocations against the license and will inform you of any disciplinary action in the candidate’s history.

How to Apply for License Verification in the State of California

There are two ways to request license verification with the State of California.

1) Contact VeriDoc

This option is the fastest way to receive a license verification. Make your request online at VeriDoc and pay the $27 fee. The state/country medical board will receive the verification by email the next business day after VeriDoc receives the request.

2) Contact the Medical Board of California

This process takes four to six weeks and is submitted by mail.

5 Steps to Request a License Verification from the Medical Board of California

  1. Submit a written request for license verification to the Medical Board of California.
  2. Provide the contact information (phone and email address) of the person requesting the verification.
  3. Provide the name and California license number of the physician(s) for each request.
  4. Provide the name and address of each state/country medical board who will be receiving the request.
  5. Submit a check written to the Medical Board of California in the amount of $10.00 for each request.

All of this information should be sent to the address below.

Licensing Program

Medical Board of California

2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200

Sacramento, CA 95815

For questions, contact one of the following:

Toll-Free: 800-633-2322

Phone: 916-263-2382

Direct Phone: 916-263-2382

Obtaining a physician license verification is an important step to take to ensure the physicians and surgeons you hire are currently licensed. An in-depth view of all new providers you bring on staff protects you, your healthcare entity, and the patients you serve.

Physician License Verifications by Verisys

You can save time and receive a complete view of a surgeon or physician’s licensure status when performing license verifications through VLSS (Verified License Search and Status) from Verisys. VLSS actively verifies, gathers, and continuously monitors primary source data on health care providers from licensing boards in all U.S. states, territories, and jurisdictions. Verisys’ license verifications provide a full license history: not only the provider’s current license but all licenses the provider has held, past and present, for a full healthcare provider license verification.

Physician license verification by Verisys lets you know that the provider in question is currently licensed, continuously monitors the license for any status changes: impaired, revoked, suspended, restricted, placed on probation, or superseded license, and will provide information on any disciplinary action in the candidate’s history.

Put patient safety first by thoroughly verifying the license and status of all physicians on your staff and continuously monitoring your providers for any changes to their licensure status that could compromise their ability to provide the highest quality of care to patients.

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